Happy May Day
I'm so happy we've turned the corner on April and have entered the month of May. We are on the cusp of a few sunny, warm, spring days here in NW Oregon. Sunny days are a cause for celebration as they have been few and far between since last fall. We have grown webbing between our toes from an extremely winter and early spring.
The upside of all the rain is the emerald green of so many plants. For example, Oxalis oregana has carpeted my shade beds with a lush green glow.
In the front gardens..the Rodgerisa is massive! I need to get an updated pic as the one above is from two weeks ago and it's now overtaken the entire area. To the left, heuchera 'miracle' has gorgeous color.
|PNW Native Oxalis oregana|
|Rodgerisa 'rotlaub' is up with massive foliage this year. This pic is from 2 weeks ago|
|Shades of Green|
It's a jungle out there! My garden beds are swollen with emerging ferns and hosta foliage. Sweet woodruff is everywhere...just how I like it and it's starting to bloom. Then there's the spanish blue bells. Sigh. That's a losing battle, so I just enjoy them and cut them down after they bloom.
I'm enjoying the long bloom time of my various bleeding heart fuschia's. It's a sweet symbol of spring. The dogwood tree is looking pretty good too! Our neighborhood is dotted with pretty pink dogwoods in bloom. It makes me smile as I drive around.
I enjoyed my little garden walkabout this afternoon...but....oh wait..there was this racket going on next door...
On the other side of my shaggy bamboo..construction on the new houses. Moving dirt to get the forms for the foundation put in. It'll be an interesting spring and summer as these two, large homes are built.
Wishing everyone a Happy May Day!